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My name is Smokie!

Poodle (Miniature)/Shih Tzu Mix Dog for adoption in Vista, California - Smokie
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Smokie's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, and not good with kids.

Smokie's Story...
NOTE: This is a courtesy posting for another rescuer. Please do not contact AARF, as we do not know this pet personally. Be sure to contact the foster or organization directly from the information listed below.

Smokie is an 8-year-old neutered male miniature Poodle/Shih Tzu mix who weighs 12 pounds. His coloring is silver gray. He is housetrained, good with other dogs, adorably sweet, and mild mannered! After a really hard-luck year as a stray, he has been rehabilitated by Foundation for the Care of Indigent Animals. He is currently in the last phase of medical treatment for a condition that he acquired while a stray. He is progressing very well with his treatment and ,as such, he is classified as a “special needs” dog, as his front left leg has some residual discomfort and he begins to limp after walking several blocks. With this, he requires no daily walking but only wants to be a lap dog. Cuddling is his specialty!! He also loves to sun himself outdoors, so a fenced yard is essential. He is a very minimal barker and would do well in a house with no young children.

For more information contact his foster mom, Dianna, to schedule a visit or to answer questions at 760-438-2321. You may also make contact at fciaadoptions@aol.com.

Facts about Smokie

  • Breed: Poodle (Miniature)/Shih Tzu Mix
  • Color: Gray/Blue/Silver/Salt & Pepper
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

Other Pets at ARRF (Animal Rescue Resource Foundation)

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Smokie, a Vista Poodle (Miniature)/Shih Tzu dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Poodle (Miniature)/Shih Tzu for sale in Vista, or seeking a Poodle (Miniature)/Shih Tzu dog from a breeder in Vista.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Vista already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Vista breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Poodle (Miniature)/Shih Tzu breeders who help with Poodle (Miniature)/Shih Tzu rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Vista paves the way for another one to be saved.